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What the fudge is going on?

Continuing on the “world has gone mad” trend

I nearly had a heart attack today when I learned that several French shows (!!!) were being optioned and considered for the American market.
Sorry, I just threw up a little in my mouth.

The first of those “shows” is Clara Sheller, the lame story of a single woman living with her gay BFF. As any other French TV production, the show sucked, and kinda tanked in the ratings (FYI, the show had to change network).
The fact that this show is even being considered for adaptation was a big hit for my frail little heart…
But then I continued reading on, and saw that Drew Barrymore was interested in both starring and producing the U.S. remake!

Pardon my French, but WHAT THE FUCK?!

Other crazy French acquisition are ‘Fais Pas ci, Fais pas ça,’, ‘Doom-Doom‘, and Hard (a comedy revolving around…porn).
Guess who’s in talks to adapt that last one?
Brett Ratner.

Why are they continuing to adapt foreign shows, especially French ones who suck, when there’s plenty of undiscovered talent out there?
I’m crying inside.

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  1. Hannah

    what article did you read?

  2. Alex

    The article I’m referring to is this one.
    As I pointed out in an earlier post, THR has great coverage over what goes on at MIPTV and MIPCOM.
    You should definitely check it out if you’re interested in such news (international media business deals). ;)

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